We planted six blueberry bushes last fall. They are pretty well established and look to be doing pretty good. This past weekend it dawned on me that the plants may benefit from some rotted wood so I dug a trench 1' behind them, layered some leaves and pine straw on the bottom and threw a 2.5' piece of pine on top of that. I then watered that well and added a mixture of peat moss and clay to top if off. Is anyone doing something similar? I figure over time the pine will break down and add nutrients to the soil. It will also be able to absorb a small amount of water which the blueberry bushes can then tap into. Curious what others think of this approach?
Thanks for the feedback. I figure I can't really go wrong here. I'm using up old rotted wood and helping my soil and plant at the same time.
Location: Ottawa, Canada -- Zone 4b/5a
posted 3 years ago
It should also help maintain a more acidic soil which the blueberry need in order to grow well. Using your method may be a good way to get acidic loving plant to grow in an area where acidic soil is not found; acidic hugelkultur.